THIEVES smashed their way into a home and stole car keys, a gold necklace and a laptop.

Police are appealing for information after the burglary in Heron Way, Dovercourt between 6pm and midnight on Thursday, January 18.

The raiders smashed a rear door window before ransacking the home and stealing a laptop, car keys, a mobile phone, a gold necklace and computer games.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dc Rob Coltman at Clacton CID on 101 quoting crime reference 42/8705/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.